When it comes to the holidays, I’m closer to Buddy the Elf than Ebenezer Scrooge. And while maybe I don’t love decorating for the holidays as much as Buddy does, I do love to have fun with it, especially when it comes to fabric!
This year, I’ve been getting in the holiday spirit by playing with different color palettes for my new Timberline Block pattern. From modern pink and teals, to classic pines and golds, I’m loving all the options. So, without further ado, here are my top five:
Colorway 1: Modern & Joyful
Leave it to Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics to make the most darling modern patterns that capture the charm and whimsy of the holiday season! The combination of pinks and teals on the Winterberry Spice is such a fresh take on the classic “red and green” combo: it’s the perfect launching off point to incorporate a little dusty blue and some golden yellow into the mix (with a little extra bit of pink to top it all off). If I was going to turn this block into a pillow, I wouldn’t hesitate to use the Snow Crystals as the back because it’s print perfection.
- Fabric A: Starbright in Fog
- Fabric B: Twinkle Stars
- Fabric C: Season Waltz
- Background: Winterberry Spice
Colorway 2: Après Ski
I’m absolutely loving the modern mountain feel of the RJR Pineview collection. It feels like a ski vacation in fabric form! The teals mixed in with the classic reds and greens bring a retro-cool element to the party and I’m especially loving the vibe of mixing and matching all these prints. While I was playing around with this digital mockup, I couldn’t help but think these would look fabulous as a table runner with the prints popping up all around the party spread!
- Fabric A: RJR Digital Pineview All Spruced Up Holly
- Fabric B: RJR Digital Pineview All Spruced Up Cranberry
- Fabric C: RJR Digital Pineview All Spruced Up Winter Sky
- Background: RJR Digital Pineview Winter Holiday Frost
Colorway 3: Misty Mountains
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a trip over the river and through the woods…to a dark and moody forest fabric pull. And the super modern First Snow in Metallic Ombre Mountains Nightfall by Studio RK is just the ticket! As I was building this digital mockup, I was definitely daydreaming of the fun fussy cutting potential the fabrics’ ombre pattern provides.
- Fabric A, B, C and the Background: Kaufman First Snow Metallic Ombre Mountains Nightfall
Colorway 4: Icy Blues
From the green-blues of the forest to the pure blues of frozen ice, there are so many shades to winter and I love them all! The Buttercup collection of batiks by Island Batik may sound beachy at first, but I’m loving how their range of clear piercing blues and navy make for a glacial take on the Timberline block in this digital mockup.
- Fabric A: Island Batik Buttercup Dragonfly Surf & Sand
- Fabric B: Island Batik Buttercup Leaf Tendrils Scuba
- Fabric C: Island Batik Buttercup Vertical Plumes Bluebird
- Background: Island Batik Buttercup Dragonfly Storm
Colorway 5: Classic Christmas
And last, but not least, is the classic winter colors of gold and pine. It just so happens my favorite color is forest green, so I love any opportunity to use it when I’m quilting! For my Timberline Block Pillow project, I used this gorgeous selection of fabrics from Stoffabric Denmark’s Magic Christmas collection. The metallic accents add the perfect touch of sparkle and the classic designs play beautifully with the modern patchwork of the block:
- Fabric A: Zig Zag Lines in Cream Gold
- Fabric B: Thin Stripes in Cream Gold
- Fabric C: Spruce Branch in Cream Gold
- Background and Backing: Pine Branches in Green Gold
Whatever holiday spirit you’re in, you really can’t go wrong! Looking for something else? These are just the tip of the iceberg: make sure to check out the full selection of Holiday fabrics on fabric.com.
Want to make your own Timberline Block? The pattern is available for FREE to fabric.com readers now through December 31, 2020. Just use the code TIMBER at checkout to get your copy now on Broadcloth Studio! And, if you want to turn the block into a pillow for an easy-peasy gift, I’ve pull together a how-to here.